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We Can’t Wait to Count the Days with a Sons of Vancouver ‘2022 Whisky Advent Calendar’

We’re a pretty satisfied bunch, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t covetous. Sometimes we see things out there that we just must have. Cool Things We Want is an archive of those earthly desires.

Sons of Vancouver Distillery’s new ‘2022 Whisky Advent Calendar’ is back. The distillery has let slip a few hints as to the whiskies included, but the majority remain a secret. What we do know is that the calendar contains two dozen 50mL bottles of SOV blended-and-distilled whiskies – half of them cask strength and half of them liqueurs, all of them delicious. This year’s edition of the calendar will set you back $259. Not cheap – but think of the fun! December is looking good already.

Get yours online here, in-person from the Sons of Vancouver Distillery in North Vancouver, or from one of the following retailers:

Legacy Liquor Store – Vancouver
Everything Wine – River District Vancouver
O’Hare’s Liquor Store – Richmond
Squamish Liquor Store – Duh…
Cook St. Liquor – Victoria, BC
Cask And Barrel Liquor Store – Kelowna

Neighbourhood: North Vancouver
1431 Crown St.

Sign Us Up for ‘Bad Summer Camp’, June 14-16th!

The Bad Academy has brainstormed up their ideal adult summer camp scenario that factors in everything from bonfires, crafting, hiking, paddleboarding and lake dips, to morning sound bathing and yoga sessions, a cedar weaving workshop, and even a visit to Shady Hazel Farm.

The St. Patrick’s Day Collab Between The Irish Heather + Mello Has Our Name on It

If you're the sort to write off St. Patrick's Day celebrations due to stereotypical associations with the messy, rowdy, green-beer-binge-drinking brand of partying - not so fast!

We Can’t Get Enough of Nata’s Food-Inspired Candles

London-based makers of food-shaped candles, Nata, are dropping their new collection this week, on February 27th (tomorrow!) and they're even more decadent than ever...

Surrender to a Snow Day with This Big Bowl of Goodness

Hungry for in-doors activities to keep you amused during the coldest days of the winter season? This Tonkotsu Ramen 'little puzzle thing' seems like an apropos place to start.